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Published : 16/08/2012 00:00

Early signs suggest another year of A level success for young people in Leeds

Early signs suggest young people in Leeds will be celebrating again today (16 August) after achieving top grades in their A-level exams.

Leeds City Council is still collecting results from across the city, but early indicators - from around 65 per cent of schools and academies with sixth forms* - show that 83 per cent of students have passed three or more A level grades.

The figures also suggest that Leeds will see over 99% of students passing at least one A- Level exam which is around the same number as last year.

Councillor Jane Dowson, deputy executive board member responsible for children’s services, said:
“The results so far have been fantastic and the early signs are that the city’s young people are continuing to be successful in their exam results. Education in the city is improving year on year so I would like to say well done to all of our young people and I hope that everyone who has received their A-level results is really pleased with what they have achieved.

“The schools, parents and carers will have all played a huge part in the young people’s successes so they deserve recognition for their support and efforts over the last two years.”

Nigel Richardson, director of children’s services said:
“Once again we are seeing some excellent A-level results across the city. Our young people are leaving school and college with essential skills and qualifications which will help them achieve their full potential in life.

“The results reflect the hard work, effort and determination of our young people and the high quality of teaching in our schools and colleges, and I’d like to congratulate each and every young person on their achievements.”

The full picture of the overall results in Leeds will be published in the autumn term.

Notes to editors:
These figures are for maintained schools with sixth forms and academies but do not include colleges, who will be publishing their own results separately.

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